With their bright colors & intricate carvings, traditional Mexican masks serve as a window into the soul & are said to transform the wearer. In the “Masked: Changing Identities” exhibition, Mexic-Arte Museum brings together over 200 traditional masks from various eras & regions in Mexico. The collection illustrates a people’s history that blends real life & myth & emphasizes the continued importance of masks in Mexican culture. While some consider them works of arts & some see them as part of traditional dance costumes, others revere them as religious symbols. However interpreted, these masks serve as inspiration for contemporary art & are a unique feature of Mexican tradition.
Masked: Changing Identities” is on exhibit at
Mexic-Arte Museum from January 25 – May 25, 2013.
Music: KLRU Collective “Austin High Ballet Folklórico” episodes
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